SAN DIEGO STATE 2016-17
Competed primarily in the backstroke events … Best time of 55.62 in the 100 back came at the A3 Performance Invitational in November … Turned in her top season time in the 200 backstroke (2:01.44) at the same meet … Other main event was the 200 individual medley where her best time (2:08.41) came at the 2017 Mountain West Championships … In dual meet competition, turned in a pair of second-place and three third-place finishes … Member of the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
ORANGE COAST COLEGE 2015-16
Competed for two seasons at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., under Coach Anthony Iacopetti ... OCC won the state championship in 2016 after finishing as runner-up in 2015 ... In 2016 captured the 200 and 400 individual medley races at the state title meet and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams ... Also captured second in the 200 backstroke ... OCC also captured the Orange Empire Conference championship both seasons she competed.
Was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif., where she was coached by Pat Bangs ... Team captain as a senior ... Name all-league and competed in the CIF finals each of her four seasons at Woodbridge HS ... Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Also varsity water polo for three years and in her final two years was chosen as a captain for both swimming and water polo ... Maintained a 3.5 gpa during the prep career and was a member of the Principal's Honor Roll.
Competed for both the Westpark Marlins (2007-15) and the Irvine Novaquatics (2008-14) in Irvine, Calif.
Alexa Taylor Clayfield was born May 26, 1196, in Crystal Lake, Ill. ... Daughter of Nancy and Peter Clayfield ... Enjoys photography and the beach ... Coached a summer swim league team since while in high school; first as a volunteer coach, then promoted to an assistant coach ... Lists favorite athlete as swimmer Aaron Peirsol ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies at SDSU.